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I have always envied those who have had the opportunity to meet and learn from wise and emphatic leaders or...

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Education Matters – The new State Board of Education

Topic: The New State Board of Education The NC General Assembly may have stripped the North Carolina State Board of...

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The powerful notion of ‘home’

Home. This four-letter word can be so simple yet immensely powerful all at the same time. As our time in...

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Cultivating curiosity through hands on history at CVCC

I came to teaching as a mid-career choice after 15 years managing a video production and news department. During that...

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My first-generation college experience: Emmanuel Vazquez

Hello first-generation college students, My name is Emmanuel Vazquez and I currently attend UNC-Charlotte after transferring from Appalachian State University....

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My first-generation college experience: Jeryn Lindsay

I was brought up in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools system. Faculty served as my mentors for the most part, and no...

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Enriching students and the environment through service learning at CVCC

I am the proud product of the North Carolina Community College system. Being a non-traditional student who started college at...

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Reflections on 26 years as an educator at CVCC

At some point in my junior or senior year of my undergraduate studies as an astronomy major at UNC-Chapel Hill,...

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My first-generation college experience: Darling Sanchez

When I came to the United States as an undocumented immigrant in 2004, the biggest obstacle that I automatically faced...

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My first-generation college experience: Claudia Martinez

Coming to a prestigious university was a huge milestone in my life, one I never thought possible until high school....

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My life’s labyrinth to love for community colleges

I admire people that intuitively understand their life’s journey at an early age. My husband is an engineer—and always wanted...

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Finding my bliss and using it to enrich others at CVCC

I began my trip through higher education at the age of 38 in 2000, walking into Catawba Valley Community College...